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The Crawfish Boxes Nov 26, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 26, 2022.

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 26, 2022.

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Here’s your daily boil! Here’s the Crawfish Boil! Astros News There’s good news for Astros fans in 2023, key coaches and players are coming back (click2houston.com) Potential competitors for Astros in Justin Verlander free agency pursuit (chron.com) Looking for breaking news about the Astros has turned out to be both gratifying and annoying. I usually check Yardbarker, MLB Trade Rumors, and Bleacher Report, along with a lot of other sites. I’m gratified by B/R in that most of the stuff near the top of their page is stuff that I wrote,...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 23, 2022
The Astros have more voids to fill than you think and I’ll tell you why

The Astros have more voids to fill than you think and I’ll tell you why

Photo by Harry How/ After going through a free-agent purge, the Astros need to get down to business. Depth was one of the reasons why the Astros were the best MLB team in the 2022 season. They had several options to go in almost any scenario, and I’m talking about both pitching and hitting. However, that roster depth diminished notably when free agency opened its gates, leaving the Astros’ front office with lots of work to do before the 2023 season kicks off. The Astros’ departures include Cy Young award winner Justin Verlander, first baseman Yuli Gurriel,...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 23, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 23, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 23, 2022

Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports Today’s Crawfish Boil It’s Today’s Crawfish Boil Astros News Astros receive largest postseason shares in MLB history at $516,437 each (CBSsports.com) Houston Astros reportedly show free agency interest in former MVP (chron.com) Justin Verlander Named AL Comeback Player of the Year (si.com) Houston Astros utility player Mauricio Dubon and wife Nancy take post-World Series trip to London (abc13.com) Houston Astros Sign Machado to Minor League Contract with Spring Training Invite (si.com) Five Former Houston Astros Land on Hall of Fame...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 21, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 21

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 21

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports What’s next for the Astros? Crawfish Boil’s Ready! Dig In! Houston Astros News Could the New York Mets be a landing spot for Justin Verlander? Check out Houston’s five longest homers of 2022. Four are by Yordan Alvarez. None are the one from the World Series. It would have been number four on the list if MLB.COM had included the playoffs. Oddsmakers have the Astros landing Aaron Judge at +1800, or 5.2 percent. If the Mets do land Verlander, will Houston target Jacob deGrom? This article hopes not. FanSided breaks down probable...
Call to the Pen Nov 21, 2022

New York Mets rumors: Justin Verlander talks have begun

The New York Mets are not going to be caught flat-footed if Jacob deGrom heads elsewhere. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets and Justin Verlander have had discussions about the Astros’ ace heading to New York. The two sides met via Zoom last week as the Mets look to address the openings in their rotation. […] New York Mets rumors: Justin Verlander talks have begun - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Amazin Avenue Nov 20, 2022
Mets have met with Justin Verlander

Mets have met with Justin Verlander

Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/ The Mets have rotation needs, and they met with the American League Cy Young winner last week. The Mets had a virtual meeting with free agent starting pitcher Justin Verlander last week, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal at The Athletic. The 39-year-old Verlander was recently named the American League Cy Young winner for his performance during the 2022 season and opted out of his contract with the Astros following the team’s World Series win. Rosenthal notes that the Mets are weighing a bunch of different options, as their...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 19, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 19, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 19, 2022

Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports Astros news, and “other” news, too. Astros News Someone wrote something positive about Jose Altuve! Josh James was non-tendered by Houston. Jim Duquette predicts that Justin Verlander will sign somewhere for two years and $90 million. SI.COM on the possibility of Michael Brantley coming back to Houston. John Cornyn, one of Texas’ Senators, has passed a resolution through the Senate congratulating the Houston Astros. Other MLB News The Los Angeles Dodgers are probably going to make a play for Aaron Judge. Mike Yastrzemski and the...
OC Register Nov 16, 2022
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Angels’ Shohei Ohtani 4th in AL Cy Young voting; Astros’ Justin Verlander is unanimous winner

Ohtani was listed on 29 of 30 ballots, including nine second-place votes and seven third-place votes. Verlander is the 11th pitcher to win the award at least three times. Dylan Cease (White Sox) and Alek Manoah (Blue Jays) finish second and third, respectively.
Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease finishes 2nd to Justin Verlander for the American League Cy Young Award

Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease finishes 2nd to Justin Verlander for the American League Cy Young Award

Chicago White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease finished 2nd in AL Cy Young Award voting. Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander won the award for the 3rd time.
Call to the Pen Nov 16, 2022

Houston Astros: Justin Verlander has set his price tag

Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander knows what he wants for his next contract. According to Brian McTaggert of MLB.com, Verlander is looking for a deal that would be similar to what Max Scherzer received from the Mets. Astros owner Jim Crane stated that Verlander is looking for a three year deal worth $130 million and […] Houston Astros: Justin Verlander has set his price tag - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 16, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 16, 2022

Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/ Ready for rule 5, Brayan Nolasco, and news featuring the Astros The 40-man roster is all set for the Rule 5 draft. RHP JP France, late of the Sugar Land Space Cowboys, was added to the 40-man roster. Players the Astros declined to protect include Corey Julks, Jayden Murray, and many others. Houston, meanwhile, has four spots available on their 40-man. Other Astros News The Yankees are after Justin Verlander. Jeremy Peña and David Hensley enjoyed a night watching the Rockets and the Clippers. Josh Criswell at Chron.com shares his...
New York Post Nov 15, 2022
What Justin Verlander not yet re-signing with Astros means for Yankees, Mets

What Justin Verlander not yet re-signing with Astros means for Yankees, Mets

That the future Hall of Famer has not yet struck a deal with Houston for 2023 could mean he's intrigued by opportunities elsewhere.
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 12, 2022
Off the Top of My Hat: PeñaMania Edition

Off the Top of My Hat: PeñaMania Edition

Photo by Harry How/ Assorted musings on Jeremy Pena’s defense, Justin Verlander and James Click’s legacies, the rapid ascension of Houston in the AL, and a belief that if I just keep saying “PeñaMania” enough, it will catch on. Before we get started, I want to point out that I crushed with my Starting Nine World Series Prediction. Astros in 6? Check. But lose Game 1? Check. Altuve bounceback? Check. Houston pitching too deep to overcome over in a 7 game series? Check. Hatter sings his own praises about a rather obvious series prediction? Check. A Tale...
Lone Star Ball Nov 10, 2022
Justin Verlander is a free agent

Justin Verlander is a free agent

Photo by Elsa/ As expected, Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander has opted out of his contract and is a free agent Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander has opted out of the final year of his contract this morning, per reports, and is now officially a free agent. This move has been seen as a given for some time. Verlander, coming off Tommy John surgery, and having made just one appearance since 2019, signed a deal for 2022 with the Astros that paid him $25 million in 2022, with a $25 million player option for 2023. Verlander led the majors in ERA and...
The Crawfish Boxes Nov 9, 2022
Astros Crawfish Boil: November 9, 2022

Astros Crawfish Boil: November 9, 2022

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports News from inside and from outside the organization, plus a look at Dawill Almonte. The Houston Astros are still the World Champions. It’s the quiet before the storm. The free agent signing period begins on Thursday. That’s when we’ll see which teams are willing to open their checkbooks. How are the Astros primed to attempt a repeat? The rotation and bullpen both look good, even with the possible losses of Justin Verlander and Rafael Montero. Any significant addition is more likely to be on the offensive side of the ball. Is...

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